Chris performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, Albany Symphony, and is Principal Violist of the Broad Street Orchestra. She has been fortunate to study with esteemed faculty members from some of the best conservatories on the east coast including The Mannes School of Music and The Manhattan School of Music, as well as The Boston Conservatory of Music and Boston University. Her eclectic career as a a free-lance musician includes performances with popular mainstream and rock musicians as well as fiddlers, Broadway legends and world renown classical artists. Rod Stewart, Mark O’Conner, Joshua Bell, Pavarotti and Yo Yo Ma have been some of her favorite on-stage collaborations. In addition to a lifetime dedicated to performing and teaching classical music, Ms. Orio is a certified Yoga instructor and JourneyDanceTM Guide. She finds great freedom of expression not only as a professional performing musician, but also through the art of free movement and dance. Christine is also an avid Cyclist and Spin instructor.